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to honor gabriel zimmerman, the aide to gabrielle giffords. the in the weekly addresses from president obama and south carolina senator. the discussion on the future of the civil rights movement. was al zimmerman congressional aide to gabrielle giffords. he was killed in the tucson shooting in which the congressman was wounded. five other people were also killed that day. on tuesday, a room was dedicated to zimmerman in the u.s. capitol and visitor center. this is just over an hour. afternoon, everyone. welcome to the united states capitol. before begin begin our program, -- before we began our program. and joinld rise together in a moment of silence for the victims of this attack. thank you. resolution house 364, the visitor center room 215 of the capital visitors center has been designated to gabriel zimmerman. we've placed a commemorative plaque. this is dedicated in the memory of gabriel zimmerman, who was shot and killed serving the people of arizona. out his duties as a native of gabrielle giffords. his dedication inspires all of us to love each other as a fellow human beings and
and killed serving the people of arizona while carrying out his duties as an aide of gabrielle giffords. his dedication inspires all of us to love each other as fellow human beings of a caring nation. we're honored to be joined by the vice president of the united states. we're grateful to the members of congress who are here. his colleagues, friends, and loved ones who made it possible. with us today are gabrielle giffords and her husband mark parents.be's i would like to invite the father to come up and give the invocation. >> let us pray. lord, creator of all and source of eternal wisdom, you are the life of the just. your servant gabriel zimmerman lived in a large world, loved his family and friends, yet chose to serve you by helping many others through service in government. as we gather now, we remember the constituent whisperer whose love of our world and all of its people was an inspiration to those with whom he worked. we ask your blessing as we dedicate this space in memory of gabe, but also to honor in his name all who serve faithfully in the work of congress as dedicated staff to
of the school children who were massacred last winter in newtown, connecticut. >> pam: congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was severely injured in gun violence, also stood by the president's side. tonight she is quoted as being "furious" the measure did not pass and accused the opposing senators of "cowardice". the final vote tally was 54 to 46. the proposal was part of a compromise struck by a democratic and a republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed. along with the bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. tonight we know the name of the suspect. who is believed to have mailed letters filled with a deadly poison to president obama and a mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. known as ry-sin. both letters were intercepted at screening facilities.and both were post-marked memphis tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the
colleague, gabrielle giffords of arizona's eighth congressional district. gabe zimmerman served as a cabbie's community outreach director and was perfectly suited for this position as anyone who knew him would tell you. having had the privilege of meeting him several times, i would agree. that's because working as a committee outrage directed marriage to great passions in his life. his desire to help individuals and firm conviction that america's government be open, accessible and responsive to every american to ask any member of congress hear what is on onef the most valuable possessions in her office, and we will tell you it is our community outreach director. these people oriented professionals listen each and every day to the concerns of our constituents, the problems, their suggestions, their complaints in the network to help them. the hours are long gone nights and weekends at home with family or out with friends are often sacrificed to attend community meetings. today, the capital to marry comes together to rightly honor the service and sacrifice of a member of our congressional fami
this hour, mark kelly, who with his wife, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, has become a leading voice for tighter gun laws across the nation. >>> countering the threats, the u.s. sends new missile defenses to guam as north korea deploy as medium-range missile to its coast. we're live with richard engel. >>> and horroring courageous women. and happy anniversary to us. join us as we celebrate our five years of "andrea mitchell reports." >> some of the responsibility for the gridlock in the this town. to not being open up to the hill and not doing congressional relation vest well. >> i would argue no, but it's not worth fighting over. if they think that. >> well, i think given the inheritance we had when we came into office in this administration, we had an overwhelming imperative to restore american leadership. >> can you commit that you would release your tax returns if elected president of the united states? >> with regards to my tax returns? why time will tell. that's not something i'm planning today, but never say never. >> if you don't retake the house, have you thought about
people dead and 13 others injured including then congresswoman gabrielle giffords. in a moment her husband mark kelly will join us with his thoughts, but first here's miguel marquez with more on the plan to give away guns. >> at the tucson trap and ski club, they are as common as sunshine. here in tucson neighborhoods, the idea for some of the giving away shotguns to homeowner who is couldn't afford them -- >> my gut reaction is to be against it. i don't believe pr i don't believe the proliferation of guns will make us safer. >> shawn is making shotguns available to willing and needy residents in neighborhoods that he identified as high crime areas. >> do you really believe putting more guns in neighborhoods in the hands of homeowners is going to bring down crimes? >> absolutely. by fliering the entire neighborhood and making them aware it is coming to your neighborhood, they are bound to seat flyer and say now what? which house has a gun? >> par won't tell folks. >> it will be anonymous. >> the shotguns would be chiefs unsure which house is armed and which isn't. >> the reason the
then congresswoman gabrielle giffords. in a moment her husband mark kelly will join us with his thoughts, but first here's miguel marquez with more on the plan to give away guns. >> at the tucson trap and ski club, they are as common as sunshine. here in tucson neighborhoods, the idea for some of the giving away shotguns to homeowner who is couldn't afford them -- >> my gut reaction is to be against it. i don't believe the proliferation of guns will make us safer. >> shawn is making shotguns available to willing and needy residents in neighborhoods that he identified as high crime areas. >> do you really believe putting more guns in neighborhoods in the hands of homeowners is going to bring down crimes? >> absolutely. by flyering the entire neighborhood and making them aware it is coming to your neighborhood, they are bound to seat flyer and say now what? which house has a gun? >> par won't tell folks. >> it will be anonymous. >> the shotguns would be chiefs unsure which house is armed and which isn't. >> the reason they want shotguns to use, they are very easy to use and whatever you are shooting
and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords are calling for this. >> we could still make significant progress by strengthening the background checks without go too far. >> no gun control legislation has been scheduled so far. >>> police are cracking down on drivers caught texting or talking on phones. berkeley is one of the places they will be on alert all month long and they will be issuing tens of thousands of tickets and distracted driving killed more than 130,000 people in 20011. -- 2011. a ticket will cost you at least $159. >>> and san francisco symphony musicians are going to jail after reaching a tentative deal to end their strike. >> the musicians went on strike after a disagreement about salaries and benefits. a contract still has to be ratified by the symphony board and that could happen in the next couple of days. they say they are happy to see the strike end. >> i think it is great and i think there are a lot of businesses in the area that rely on the system anthony and the ballet -- symphony and the ballet. >> they will not release the deal until the a -- they will not release a
tougher. >> and two years after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is talking about recovery. her right arm and right leg are both paralyzed. she understands what is going on around her and she and her husband have become out spoken about gun control. >> time now 4:34, police have now eye accident paid to a homeless man -- identified the homeless man who is the subject of an intense manhunt. this video of storm was shown last month shows him trying to steal a car a few days ago and he also stole a car last friday. deputies had to use a taser on him twice. he also stole a car linked to a church. >>> contra costa health services is testing anybody who recently came in contact with a student who had tuberculosis. another student contracting the disease is only about 10%. >>> and information on the new bay bridge span, they believe hydrogen got into several steel bolts and could have caused it to weaken. until they know what caused the problem, they can't say whether or not the new bay bridge will open on time or even months and the proposed ope
gabrielle giffords says she'll lobby senators still on the fence. >>> while her husband, mark kelly, makes new robo calls praising senators joe mansion and pat toomey for their bipartisan compromise. >> i'm mark kelly, combat veteran, astronaut and most importantly, husband to my brave wife, gabrielle giffords. i'm calling to thank your senator, pat toomey for working across party lines, to sponsor critical legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, by expanding background checks. >> good day, i'm chris cillizza in washington, secretary of state john kerry has arrived in seoul, south korea today, warning north korean leaders not to test-fire a medium-range missile. the musudan has the range of up to 2500 miles, with the potential to hit japan and guam tmt comes as pentagon intelligence estimates say for the first time, that pyongyang is capable of delivering nuclear-armed missiles, an assertion that secretary kerry has pushed back against. andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. andrea? >> hey, chris, that pentagon intelligence report is the first
the president and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords at the white house. >> i am disappointed but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen, maybe not today but it will happen and it will happen soon. >> meanwhile, president barack obama called it ashame full day for washington. >> the worry that the gun lobby would paint them as anti second amendment, but obviously a lot of republicans had that fear but democrats had that fear too so they caved under the pressure. >> the national rifle association released a statement praising the senate vote saying as we have noted previously at gun shows or elsewhere they would not reduce violent crime or keep kids safe in their schools. >>> they are talking about the shooter quinn bauer, what police say was the motivation behind the crime and when they are due back in court. >>> the fbi arrested a man for sending letters laced with rice. they intersented it at a sorting facility and the two other letters were traced to the same man. there is a clear link among all three letters. >> there are great consiste
congresswoman gabrielle giffords is talking about recovery. her right arm and right leg are both paralyzed. she understands what is going on around her and she and her husband have become out spoken about gun control. >> time now 4:34, police have now eye accident paid to a homeless man -- identified the homeless man who is the subject of an intense manhunt. this video of storm was shown last month shows him trying to steal a car a few days ago and he also stole a car last friday. deputies had to use a taser on him twice. he also stole a car linked to a church. >>> contra costa health services is testing anybody who recently came in contact with a student who had tuberculosis. another student contracting the disease is only about 10%. >>> and information on the new bay bridge span, they believe hydrogen got into several steel bolts and could have caused it to weaken. until they know what caused the problem, they can't say whether or not the new bay bridge will open on time or even months and the proposed opening. >> we are going to try and get open on la
of the death penalty for clients like the uni bomber and the gunman that injured gabrielle giffords. back to you. >>> a rusted plane part could lead to bodies, more victims of the 9/11 attack back in 2001. the part you are seeing is believed to have belonged to one of the hijacked jets , the site is sifted for remains of the 3000 victims of the attack, remains 1000 people were never recovered. >>> father is dead killed in front of his children in what police say may have been a case of road rage. he was on his way home from a family gathering sat when he got in to a wreck in northeast baltimore. he got out to exchange insurance information when the other driver said he didn't have any and walked to his car. police say, he was shot in the back and killed and the family says what makes the crime more devastating his daughters were in the car and saw everything. >> his baby girl, she kept crying. any time she heard somebody say daddy, she started crying. this is a baby. she felt that loss. >> police are looking for two people involved. amanda knox is speaking out, says the picture of her in
gabrielle giffords. many newtown parents who lost children in the elementary school massacre came to the capitol. last week, they met with senator joe manchin of west virginia. he's a gun rights supporter but also the cosponsor of the background check amendment. after meeting with the parents, he said this: >> i'm a parent. i'm a grandparent. i can't imagine. i just can't imagine. >> reporter: today, manchin made a final appeal after it was clear he and the newtown families were going to lose. >> if you want to remember those 20 babies, beautiful children and the six brave teachers, and you want to honor the most courageous family members i have ever met in my life, please consider you should vote for this bill. >> reporter: the senate also voted down amendments to ban many military-style assault weapons and magazines that hold more than ten rounds. and, scott, that leaves the gun control bill in shambles. democratic senator richard blumenthal of connecticut said today this is the saddest day of his years in public life. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. a short time ago, mr.
himself. she's a high-profile victim of gun violence, gabrielle giffords and her husband talk about what their life is like right now. i'm wolf blitzer, this is the situation room special report, guns under fire. >>> it's being hailed as a break through a bipartisan compromise that could possibly lead to expanded background checks on gun purchases. but after the slaughter of 20 first graders and six educators it spurred a drive to crack down on gun violence. we're devoting this hour to the gun control battle and we begin with our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash who has the very latest. >> reporter: you're right. after the sandy hook shooting there was a lot of talk of assault weapons ban, limiting high capacity magazines. that would be limiting lawful gun owners ability to buy guns and that kind of thing is very difficult to pass through congress. that's why supporters of this new compromise to expand background checks hope that this has a chance, especially if you don't call it gun control. two senators with a ratings from the nra appealed directly to their fellow gun owner
to get on board this beyond bringing it up for debate. on tuesday we know that gabrielle giffords and mark kelley will be at the capitol and mark kelley has been making robo calls to support toomey and manchin. >> i'm calling to thank your senator, pat toomey, for working across party lines to sponsor critical legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill by expanding background checks. >> it ends with call your senator to say thank you. david, what's the lobbying effort going to be like on the pro legislation side? clearly the nra is all in. they are scoring these votes. they have been making some members pretty nervous. >> well, chris, the lob jig effort on both sides including the pro side has been very intense. it will continue to be very intense. in a weird way i really think the lobbying effort from either side is going to have less of an effect than some people think because opinions on guns and gun control are already so ingrained and the political consequences either pro or against is already known. one reason why pat toomey joined with manch
not support common sense-solutions to ending gun violence. gabrielle giffords was shot in the head two years ago. the head of the nra's school safety task force, former congressman asa hutchinson said it would be impossible for the government to prevent all violence. he was on "fox news sunday" and you can see that interview following america's news headquarters today. as congress debates new gun control measure, the washington post writes that the nra is chipping away at support for more restrictions and senate democrats are finding the powerful gun lobby difficult to resist. diagram we have a fair and bbsed debate. leslie, washington post and the headline yesterday said that the nra is winning the gun control debate. is it? is that a bad thing? >> i don't think if you look at the polls, 90% of the american people who favor background checks. when you look at the polls at various states, including the one i am sitting in that are passing tougher gun control measures, that's not what the people are saying. i know in the past, they got cfsessed as to the g.o.p. constituency, versus the grover
son in the tucson shooting that wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> think about protection of our children and grandchildren as much as the convenience of gun owners. >> reporter: the senate plans to start debate on gun legislation thursday. some gop lawmakers have threatened to filibuster. >> i've declared my intention to resist a vote on any new restrictions that would serve primarily to limit the freedoms of law abiding citizens. >> reporter: the nra released its criticism of the background check compromising saying it will not prevent shootings. >> the senators' compromise could appeal to other conservative lawmakers. >>> tens of thousands rallied across the country, including in san jose hoping congress will now turn its attention to immigration reform. the national day of action comes as lawmakers are close to finalidesing a bill that -- finalizing a bill that provides among other things a path of legal citizenship. the senate authorities may have the language worked out by the end of the week. >>> checking other bay area headlines tonight, san leandro police are rele
to prevent gun violence, the husband of injured excongressman gabrielle giffords acknowledged that the nra is powerful. but mark kelly said the newtown shootings have changed the debate. >> the american people want something done on this. 92% of americans support a universal background check. it's 74% of nra members. i would hope the leadership of the nra listen to their leadership on this. >> >> reporter: republican senators are vocally opposing background checks. senator lindsay graham said last year 80,000 gun buyer failed to check, but they were prosecuted. >> >> on april 2nd, a former nursing student killed seven people and injured three others. suspected gunman is in a mental hospital after a judge declared he was not kent to stand trial. >> >> concerts saturday in oakland and april 13th in "el dorado" hills. >> >> thousands of ankle monitors used to track parole lees were false and had to be replaced last year. state corrections officials ordered 4,000 of the diesises last april. after tested indicated problems. now, th
people from getting guns and mark kellie kelly and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords are calling for this. >> we could still make significant progress by strengthening the background checks without go too far. >> no gun control legislation has been scheduled so far. >>> police are cracking down on drivers caught texting or talking on phones. berkeley is one of the places they will be on alert all month long and they will be issuing tens of thousands of tickets and distracted driving killed more than 130,000 people in 20011. -- 2011. a ticket will cost you at least $159. >>> and san francisco symphony musicians are going to jail after reaching a tentative deal to end their strike. >> the musicians went on strike after a disagreement about salaries and benefits. a contract still has to be ratified by the symphony board and that could happen in the next couple of days. they say they are happy to see the strike end. >> i think it is great and i think there are a lot of businesses in the area that rely on the system anthony and the ballet -- symph
, arizona. gabrielle giffords was also shot in the attack and expected to attend along with her husband, mark kelly. after showing off moves last night, you may have a feeling colby jones is going to survive. he had to keep up with the professional dance couples. it was a danceoff, so to speak. once the couple exited the routine, jones ripped off his jacket, underneath, sporting ravens purple suspenders, jones wowed the judges but this week, they had a little something to say about his foot work. jones had something to say back about . >> great timing, very, very sharp. just one thing, point your feet on the kicks and flicks. >> a little bit flat footed. >> you will never get a nine off me off those feet. >> i love you so much. with big feet. >> the judges gave jones 26 out of 30. that was the third highest score of the night. kelly swoop was in the ballroom during the performance. she got their thoughts on what appears to be a narrowing competition. >> it's tight. you got to step up. it's show time. either you swing it or duck it. >> it's a long marathon. we are halfway through. >> swo
the newtown families and gabrielle giffords are in the gun safety lobby to say. the culture of guns is beginning to go through a transformation in in this country. >> i think it will be make it easier to pass, sensible gun legislation going forward. it's a disgrace that we may not get a vote on anything in the house. it's an absolute disgrace. but they will pay for it. republicans who are elected from moderate congressional districts, still about 80 or 90 of them if boehner decides not to bring it to the floor, we're going to circulate a discharge petition. if they don't sign the discharge petrion, they will pay for it at the polls in 2014. because they think that there's no emotion on our side? well, come to suburban philadelphia and talk to women in suburban philadelphia. the emotion is at a fever pitch and they will pay for it. and it's stunning to me, the arguments are so disingenuous, i saw lindsay graham saying this bill won't do any good. there's no proof that it won't protect. all right, lindsay, vote for a ban on high-capacity magazines, because i tell you what. jared lough
you know who gabriel giffords is? >> nope. >> she is a congresswoman that got shot. [contradicts -- crickets chirping] >> you are a gun girl? >> yes i am. >> are you a packing heat. >> no i'm not. >> shots fired, people running. >> chaos, shots fired two down. >> the iranians, what are he they doing that's disturbing everybody? >> i don't think they are dog much. i think we are over there. making them bad mad, man. [ laughter ] >> maybe you should worry about the north koreans first. [crickets chirping] >> i don't know who they are. the you're uraniums? >> iranian. >> we have nukes too, don't we? >> they pose a threat to us. us being people. but i guess we do, too. pause we have more nuclear weapons than they do. >> i'm concerned. actually, i'm not [bleep] [ laughter ] >> whoa. bill o'reilly, do you know him? >> i do. >> he is number one in cable news for over 10 years. >> says who? >> says the ratings. >> well okay, sugar. >> do you ever feel like you might want to put the dope down and watch a little more tv? maybe the factor? >> i could probably keep smoking the dope and still
. gabrielle giffords' furious response to members of congress. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> raise your hand if you like 80 degrees. >> we'll take it. >> you grew up in moraga. >> redding area. >> so you got a summer out there. >> yes, we did. >> and i was in hollister. we actually got summer. did you ever get a summer where you grew up? >> yeah. medford, wisconsin, we had all sorts of weather. >> you had humidity. you ever seen a tornado? >> haven't seen it luckily. >> so the idea of a tornado -- >> it's old home week here. >> earthquake i can handle. tornadoes, it's that "wizard of oz" thing. i don't know. time now 5:44. why am i saying that? i'm doing weather. we have mostly clear skies as we start out this morning in the bay area. it's going to be plenty sunny today and warmer, as well. that's what's in the weather headlines today. clear start, sunny and warmer, temperatures nudging 80 degrees inland and as far as the eye can see, we are going to be dry in the bay area with a ridge building over the eastern pacific and the west coast. the result is that the pressure is on, the heat's up, with e
arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, will be on capitol hill this week, personally lobbying senators. can you tell me i feel like everything is political in washington. and in politics generally. but is this a personal vote? and given that, can gabrielle giffords make a difference with a personal appeal. someone who has obviously been drastically affected by gun violence? >> i remember when gabby came on the floor for the first time during the debt ceiling deal and you know, we were in a very polarized state of mind then. it was a very tough situation and gabby's presence melted a lot of frozen hearts on the house floor. and given that we've had someone so close to us affected directly by gun violence, hopefully you know, if there's anybody that can impact a frozen republican heart, gabby can. iç think also, it's important note, chris, that tomorrow we will dedicate the zimmerman room in honor of gabby's staffer who was the first staffer killed in the line of duty who was killed during the tucson shooting and we'll dedicate that room in the capital visitors' center tomorrow. >> we
excongressman gabrielle giffords acknowledged that the nra is powerful. but mark kelly said the newtown shootings have changed the debate. >> the american people want something done on this. 92% of americans support a universal background check. it's 74% of nra members. i would hope the leadership of the nra listen to their leadership on this. >> >> reporter: republican senators are vocally opposing background checks. senator lindsay graham said last year 80,000 gun buyer failed to check, but they were prosecuted. >> >> on april 2nd, a former nursing student killed seven people and injured three others. suspected gunman is in a mental hospital after a judge declared he was not kent to stand trial. >> >> concerts saturday in oakland and april 13th in "el dorado" hills. >> >> thousands of ankle monitors used to track parole lees were false and had to be replaced last year. state corrections officials ordered 4,000 of the diesises last april. after tested indicated problems. now, the maker of the monitors, 3m denies there were any reliability problems. >> >> five family members killed in a
a >>> on capitol hill today, gabrielle giffords met with senators on a meeting about gun control laws. she and her husband, mark kelly meet with joe manchin today, sponsoring a bipartisan bill to expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and online. the senate is expected to take up a package of gun laws sometime this week. the tragedy in newtown, connecticut is prompting a change in the raiting system for movies. the motion pictures association ceo announced the meeting today in las vegas. ratings will include descriptions such as strong carnage or war violence. >> tonight the boston red sox will wear black arm bands in honor of victims of the bombing. red sox and new york yankees have one of the most-heated rivalries in sports but today, that is being set aside fr a show of unity. yankees tweeting thought picture showing the loggoes on a banner says united we stand. and the club announced it will play sweet caroline, a red sox tradition at fenway park. >> wide receiver for the new england patriots recently signed with the team is making a crib yut tweeting today i will donate $100 f
's why former congresswoman gabrielle giffords spent the day on the hill rallying support and she is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from two years ago. laws are weakening and i will break down the numbers when i see you next, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time now 5:14 the judiciary committee is scheduled to vote on an immigration reform bill later this week. senator chuck schumer met with brock block over that bill issued by the state of eight. legislation will dramatically remake the immigration system two new workers one for one type of worker and another type for another type of worker. >>> facebook has worked hard to get a new provision in the immigration reform bill which will be helpful for technology companies. it allow are for facebook and other technology media companies to recruit americans for job before hiring foreign workers. they have long complained about a shortage of high skilled workers here in the u.s. >>> a man is accused of a shooting on the las vegas strip is due in court today. 27-year-old harris was extradited and had b
and it is not going to happen. ".not gonna happen" >> pam: congresswoman gabrielle giffords also stood by the president's side today. the final vote tally was 54 to 46, with mostly democrats and two republicans voting for for the measure. the proposal was part of a compromise struck by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed. along with the bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> tonight we're learning the name of the suspect who is believed to have mailed letters filled with a deadly poison. to president obama and a mississippi senator. federal agents say, they have arrested 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance. is known as ry-sin. both letters were facilities. and both were post-marked memphis, tennessee - april 8th. the white house says, staffers followed a careful drill in handling the letters. and no one was injured. >> jacqueline: we are seeing some pretty mild conditions. '70s in napa. it is going t
the shootings of a u.s. congressman, gabrielle giffords, 20 schoolchildren and their teachers, we took up the cause of protecting our people from gun violence. grief summoned the courage to petition to their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it was not worth it. they blocked commonsense gun reform even while these families looked on from the senate gallery. support universal background checks that make it harderwere talking about convicted felons, people convicted of domestic violence, people with severe mental illness. 90% of american support that already the law. a few minutes ago, 90% of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it is not going to happen is 90% of republicans in the senate voted against that idea. a majority of senators voted yes to protecting more of our citizens with smarter background checks. minorityis continuing was able to block it from moving forward. i will speak lately and honestly about what happened. the ame
of the vote. >> several family members were there in the valley for th vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords writes in the new york times this morning that she is furious with the senators who opposed the new gun regulations and president barack obama accuses them of being afraid of the nra. >> they are worried the they would paint them as anti second amendment and obviously republicans had that fear but democrats had that fear too so they caved under the pressure. >> the national rival a -- rifle association said as we have noted previous sly expanding background checks, it will not reduce violent crime or keep their kids safe in school amount. >> it calls for heavy safety and jobs. it includes 280 jobs and they are eliminating 08 jobs and the public will be able to comment before that deadline. >>> sal says there is a crash in livermore valley and that's never good for those people out there. >> it's not good because it will affect the 580 commute from livermore to dublin. east of 680, they have issued a sig alert and that means this will be there for a while. it is a big alert an
. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was severely injured in gun violence, also stood by the president's side, if she is quoted as being furious that the measure did not pass and accused the opposing senators of " cowardice ". the final vote tally was 54 to 46. the proposal was part of a compromise that was struck by a democratic and a republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but it faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also fell, along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> here is a live look outside at the 580 interchange. this is a very big backup and the drive times are up to 70 minutes or more. >> will be right back. eggs, ba, con, and pancakes. denny'n's everyday value slam® is four dollars every day. waitwa, is that right? eggs, ba, con, pancakes. yeah. th. at's right. the fourfo dollar everyday value slam®. only fou fr dollars every day. onlyon at det nny's. >> welcome back. the time is 6:14 a.m.. >> we have a major hot spot out of central valley for westbound interstate 580. here is live video
. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords was nearly killed in a mass shooting in arizona. >> we will have the resources to make a difference in the 2014 elections. we will have the resources to communicate about what they think about this issue. >> reporter: they are oftenning an ad campaign targeting the senators who opposed the plan. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> they voted to authorize $24 million for a program that sees guns from people who can't own them. the bill was approved by a 57- 10 vote. the armed and prohibited person's program checks database databases. it will go back to the senate for a final vote. >>> the california state university -- california state university, los angeles campus was evacuated this afternoon after a bomb threat. someone called the school and said a bomb would explode in two hour. the school evacuated students and canceled classes. the bomb squad responded but didn't find anything. >>> pictures helped the fbi identify twenty-two suspects in the boston marathon bomb -- two suspects in the boston marathon bombing. >> plus the risk still exists, the r
president biden, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. -- paying tribute to her congressional aide, gabe zimmerman. later, al sharpton's action network annual convention. >> probably the most tragic of all our first ladies. she hated the office. hated it with a passion. ,> they took to the white house they had eight rooms they had to furnish. >> but she spent much of her time writing letters. to her dead son. in her
cry. you have people like gabrielle giffords from arizona, you have the families of the new town victims at marshawn capitol hill. if that does become a force of the next six years or the next decade, that is how people are able to bring change to washington. legislation sometimes takes a long time to pass, civil rights legislation, health care reform. what remains to be seen is if there is the power and sori a commitment of people saying we are going to at somula imes ie ng done. get things passeughress host: illinois, independent line, good morning. caller: my comment about immigration and the news media is that the news media abuse everything through the political process. it is always about the eternal elections, who is ahead, who is sh t media would spendnefit. more time covering the american people. what is going on with real people in america? i recommend you get out of the beltway, get out of manhattan, and see how real americans live. the big problem in america is our trade laws, or open borders, driving down the wage levels in america. average american people are having
for their re-election run by michael bloomberg and gabrielle giffords. i think the next election will be a real test for how effective these will be. >> thanks, elise viebeck, thanks for being here. >>> a thrilling finish in the nba with a chance to tie the game. the oklahoma city thunder failed to score twice. the houston rockets get a 105-103 victory to stay alive. they trail in the series, three games to one. >>> you may remember 7-year-old jack hoffmann, who has brain cancer. he took a handoff in the nebraska spring football game and ran 69 yards for a touchdown! monday, jack met with president obama who gave him a football with the presidential seal and his autograph. >>> with the kentucky derby coming up saturday, they held the annual bed races event with 38 teams competing in a 600-yard dash. prizes are awarded based on fastest time, best decorations and most entertaining teams >>> during a soccer match in russia, one official got upset with one of the players and pushed and kicked him. the linesman has been given a lifetime ban from officiating. some amazing images from a lifetime ago o
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bill is a good start. >> i have to give them credit and i am favorably disposed. >> gabrielle giffords is expected to be on capitol hill this week to lobby for more gun control. she was shot during an event in tucson. >> what about the immigration reform? willgroup of senators reveal it tomorrow. americans will have to pass a background check and pay fines for a permit to allow them to work and travel. supporters of the bill say it doesn't give amnesty. .hat is why critics are worried they argue for border security to be a higher priority. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the rise and make some changes to its upgrade contracts is making some changes to its upgrade contracts. the change matches the upgrade time with the lanes of a typical phone contract. outfits are0,000 being recalled because of a zipper. they are sold under just one you. the super friends from the foot foote zipper runs from the all the way to the neck. how about some free food and discounts for some tax relief? jane king has the bloomberg business report. holidays jump on every to get their name out there. >> good mo
bill is a good start. creditve to give them and nine favorably disposed. >> gabrielle giffords is expected to be on capitol hill this week to lobby for more gun control. certainbout a ban on assault-style weapons? >> there will be a roll call vote this week. it is not expected to pass. harry reid wants to allow this to follow through to get senators to vote on an assault weapons ban. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. by ao teenagers are hit driver who sped off at the scene. >> we have some light rain this morning. the forecast is better for the rest of the week. >> we will check on >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. recovering-old is after being shot -- a 16-year-o ld is recovering after being shot. proposal tonight that would allow anyone older than 18 to carry a device for self-defense. officers are allowed to use stun guns in anne arundel county. >> testimony continues today in th
. but it is not going to happen. >> congresswoman gabrielle gifford who was severely injured in gun violence, also stood by the press inside. she is quoted as been furious the measure did not pass and accused the opposing centers of cowardice. the final vote tally was 54 to 46. the proposal was part of the car for hia compromise struck by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> we now know the name of the suspect was believed to have mailed letters filled with deadly poison to president obama and mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kagan curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as rysin . both letters were intercepted as screening facilities and were both postmarked memphis tennessee april 8th. the white house says, staffers of a careful drill and handling the letters and no one was injured. >> following a story in san franci
over gun control. former congress woman gabrielle giffords almost killed more than two years ago by somebody who was trying to kill her, a man with a gun. today the brain injuries making it difficult for her to speak and yet she has become somewhat of a spokes woman for new restrictions on guns. and ironically she has not lost her appreciation for gun culture. takes us behind the scenes in their lives. >> reporter: target practice is still a form of entertainment at giffords' mother's house deep in the arizona desert. >> he is aiming for my pot. >> husband mark kelly using planting pots and water bottles as targets while giffords watches from the patio with her mother cheering him on. >> excellent. >> excellent. >> and kelly issant shooting with just any kind of gun. >> this is the same kind of gun gabby was shot with. it is a .9 millimeter glaucbut the magazine held 33 rounds. this when it is full holds 17. we shot 33 rounds. >> how long have you had this gun? >> i gave this to gabby as a gift? >> when? >> a number of years ago. she is a gun owner. she is from the west. >> repor
supposed to be. so were movie goers in aurora and worshippers in oak creek, so was gabrielle giffords, at a super market, listening to concerns of her constituents. they were exactly where they were supposed to be. they were also exercising their rights, to assemble peaceably, worship freely and safely. they were exercising the rights of life and liberty, the pursuit of happiness. >> the right to life is self-evident, so said our founding fathers. we hold these truths to be self-evident. the first right the founding fathers mention was the right to life. rights can come into conflict with other rights. my right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins. the right to bear arms, if it is to be interpreted as individual right, can come into conflict with your right to life. the right for nancy lanza to bear arms, own arms, to share her arms with her gravely disturbed son came into conflict with 26 individuals' rights to life in sandy hook elementary, rights that were snuffed out by the legally obtained assault weapon and legally obtained high capacity magazines that nancy lanza's son
. her son gabe, was a staffer for former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and was one of the six people tragically killed during the 2011 attack at a tucson shopping center where giffords and 11 others were wounded. mrs. giffords, thank you for your time. it is a pleasure to have you. >> thank you for having me. >> john: what a pleasure. i understand you're planning to meet with arizona senator jeff flake, tomorrow. what is the senator's position on the pending gun legislation and what do you plan to say? >> my understanding is that although he has concerns about the legislation that he does believe that there needs to be a vote. i really hope that's the case and so i'll be trying to find out about that. i'm pleased senator mccain has taken the lead on oppose a filibuster as well. >> john: i am, as well. were you surprised by that? >> no, i'm not surprised. he has supported background checks in previous years and i -- i hope that he will take a leadership position on this issue because it is so important. >> john: it does appear he has already taken a leadership position. are you surpri
is the only reason this won't get done. >> reporter: gabrielle giffords supports the administration saying, i served in congress, i know my colleagues know better, passing background checks legislation will show the american people that we hear them, we for serious about keeping them and their families safer and we are focused on solutions to the overwhen willingr whelming problem of gun violation. the white house wants to beat them up and republican john mccain said a short time ago this morning, his support for background checks will depend on how the checks at gun show, for example, would be carried out. >> jamie: very interesting. peter va great day. >> eric: jamele, it's a spring tradition, underway at the nation's capitol. the famous cherry trees are beginning to blossom. you know what started this tradition? a century ago? we'll fill you in, next. >> jamie: it is a cherished springtime tradition, drawing huge crowds to our nation's capitol, thousands of folks hoping to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom. you don't have to go -- here it is. the national cherry blossom festival unde
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